2:10 PM: DeMarte Named Next President Of JCC

Daniel DeMarte

After a long search process, Jamestown Community College named Daniel DeMarte its president. The State University of New York board of trustees announced the appointment Thursday.

DeMarte’s appointment followed a May 22 recommendation made by JCC’s board of trustees.

“Jamestown Community College has a longstanding history of building partnerships designed to meet the educational enrichment and economic development needs in western New York,” DeMarte said in a brief statement to the SUNY board of trustees. “I look forward to serving as the next president of JCC — the highest honor of my career — in building on that rich history with the JCC faculty, staff, students and trustees, along with the chancellor and her leadership team.”

DeMarte succeeds Cory Duckworth, who participated in his final Board of Trustees regular meeting May 22. Following that meeting, the college was prepared to move forward over the summer months without a president as the process was in the hands of SUNY. The trustees appointed Michael Martello, vice president of administration service, as administrator in charge for safe keeping while the president’s position remained vacant.

DeMarte currently serves as the executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Tidewater Community College in Virginia and is a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1985-89.

“Dr. DeMarte is well-qualified to assume the role of Jamestown Community College’s president given his vast experience in academic policy and strategic initiatives, as well as his focus in working with faculty and staff to develop open educational resource tools,” said Kristina M. Johnson, SUNY chancellor . “Dr. DeMarte has a clear understanding of the college’s values, mission and strengths. On behalf of SUNY System, I congratulate Dr. DeMarte on his appointment.”

DeMarte’s appointment will be effective July 30.